‘The Dark Tower’ movie review and box-office predictions

Nickolaj Arcel’s new directorial venture “The Dark Tower” reached the screens all around the United States on August 04, 2017. Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in the lead roles, the film is the direct continuation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Most of the reviews coming out from the theaters are negative in nature, and critics are complaining about the incomprehensible plot of the film, and the over simplicity of the plot’s narration.

The mystery surrounding mid-world

“The Dark Tower” begins with the researches of Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) who finds another dimension called mid-world. In his journey, he comes across Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), a gunslinger who is in search of the Dark Tower that resides in the ‘End World’. In this course, a vicious sorcerer named Walter o’Dim enters the scene, and it makes the journey of Jake and Roland a challenging one.
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Arcel spoiled a golden chance to make a real gem of a movie

This project had its potential to emerge as a high-voltage science fiction film, as it had that rich source material and the mysterious theme of the titular tower which binds different dimensions of the world. The major flaw of the movie lies in its running time. This film is just 95 minutes in length, and if the director had shot an extra 30 minutes, then he could have narrated the backstories and developments more effectively. As the film runs in a skyrocketing speed, the details of the king’s world were narrated in a pretty silly manner.
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The only saving grace of this sinking ship is its stellar star cast. Idris Elba, who played the character of gunslinger was at his best, and he once again loudly proclaimed that he has the mettle to portray any kinds of characters with perfection on screen.  Mathew McConaughey as the ‘Man in Black’ too played his character with finesse, and this is for the first time that the Academy Award winning actor is playing such a character on screen.

Box-office prediction

The film is released in 3500 screens in the United States. As the film has fetched negative reviews from audiences, its box-office fate will not be that great, and it is expected to gross $25 million at the end of its opening weekend. At the United States box-office, the film is locking horns with Luis Prieto’s “Kidnap” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit”. We will update more collection updates of “The Dark Tower” here. Stay tuned…
About the Author

Nirmal Narayanan, born as the son of a Sub Inspector of Police in Kerala, said No to Medical Admission due to his passion for English Language. He started his journalistic career four years back by writing for some online film portals and magazines. He believes in making some positive changes in the society with his pen, and this made him chose writing as a full-time profession. Nirmal loves to spend his leisure time by watching movies. Father of two, he lives with his family in Palakkad, Kerala

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